First of all I thank you on behalf of COC Karnataka for making the 12th &13th Feb strike a success, which has made the Central Government a rethink on major issues of the Central Government, the initial stand of the Central Government as per the press statement issued by Hon'able Finance Minster on 25th September 2013 that the date of effect of the 7th CPC shall be from 1/1/2016, hence no IR and no proposal from the Central Government on DA merger.
After the 12th &13th Feb strike in which lakhs of Central Government Employees participated in the strike, the Central Government had to rethink on these issues. The Union Cabinet meeting has approved the terms of reference of the 7th CPC, if we go through it we find the 7th CPC can submit its interim report on DA merger, IR, Allowances, etc. The date of effect of the 7th CPC is to be fixed by the 7th Central Pay Commission itself.
Three main demands of the Central Government Employees have not been accepted that is one on GDS inclusion in 7th CPC, need based minimum wage and other on health scheme.
Now comrades it is clear we have won a half battle, many more joint struggles of Central Government employees are required to achieve our demands.
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